• NOVA Housing and Supportive Services

    NOVA Housing and Supportive Services

    The Virginia Housing and Supportive Services' Northern Virginia Regional Implementation Team (NoVA RIT) educates individuals, families and service providers about integrated, independent housing and housing resources. 

    Ursa Major Consulting created its Housing Resource Guide website. The Resource Guide incorporates a database on apartment complexes, housing resources and programs, and provides videos and webinars as part of a toolkit to help individuals move to independent housing.

    The site was created using Joomla! and associated components. New housing resources and programs can be submitted for approval by members of the public and administered by the NoVA RIT.

     

  • The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian

    The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian

     

    The Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian, a law firm specializing in sexual abuse cases, required a website that was responsive to quickly post breaking news of new settlements and media coverage. It was difficult to make changes to their previous site.

    We redeployed the website and added new capabilities, including embedded video and transcripts of press conferences, and improvements to search engine optimization (SEO).

    We continue to support the Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian with site updates and improvements.

  • Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

    Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

    The Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS ® (NVAR) engaged Ursa Major Consulting to provide Joomla! expertise in supporting the transition to a new website.

    A usability study and brand design was done by WM Design Group.

    Ursa Major supported the high-traffic, high-content site in Joomla! for several years before its recent transition to integrate with a membership management soution.

  • JMA Solutions

    JMA Solutions

     

    JMA Solutions, an award-winning government contractor, wanted a site that highlighted their corporate capabilities and awards, advertised their job openings, and provided internal forms and documents for employees.

    Ursa Major provided quick turn-around on a conversion from the old website, trained the internal site administrators, and later upgraded the site.

    More recently, Ursa Major led an internal Website Refresh group at JMA Solutions to refresh the site and provide a feature on the front page for current announcements.

  • Talltree South Condominium Association

    Talltree South Condominium Association

     

    Talltree South, an award-winning condo community association, provides its owners and tenants handbook, including rules and regulations,in searchable form via its website. Newsletters, e-mail and e-mail-to-text notices, and a window to its Google calendar are also provided to enhance communication with owners and tenants.

    Ursa Major constructed the site in Joomla! 1.5 and later upgraded it to 2.5 and then 3.x.  The content-rich site is very functional. Plans are to update its look in the coming year.

  • Delta Consulting Group

    Delta Consulting Group

    Delta Consulting Group, an international consulting firm, needed a new website that featured its professionals.

    Delta's experts provide consulting and expert witness services in delay, damage and defects analysis, forensic accounting, loss of productivity, and related services on multifaceted litigation and arbitration cases around the world. 

    Their professionals consult on project controls, construction audits, planning and scheduling, and budget analysis.

    Ursa Major developed the website using Joomla 3, using Zoo for the directory of professionals.  Their content is administered by an in-house staff, supported by Ursa Major as needed.

     

  • Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC

    Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC

     

    The Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC, a professional membership organization, required a website that provided members with up-to-date tourist site status on mobile devices, and online event registration and payment.

    The site incorporated the ability for Guild staff and other site users to manage a calendar and event registration, upload photos to the rotator, and maintain a directory of tour company affiliate members.  The public can request tour guides, who maintain their profiles including specialties and languages spoken. 

    We  received many kudos for the Joomla! website. 

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Busy woman in office with messy filesContent management systems empower ordinary people to update websites and add content. This means that changes and updates can be made and reviewed immediately by those people who understand their own domain -- without needing extensive knowledge of html and web coding.  However,  the sticking point that delays websites is often getting the content together.

It's all about content, isn't it? The message, the meaning, communicating with the appropriate audience, and accomplishing the mission, without delay or aggravation?  There's still sometimes a catch. The content isn't sitting there on a shelf ready to go.

Ursa Major Consulting straddles the line between technology and business savvy. We work with you to set up not just a pretty shell of your website, but to support you in making it a tool to meet your objectives. That means we get inside your head and learn your domain and help you get that content and communication flowing.

We interview your people, read your documents, help get your content structured and recast the material for your approval, accelerating the process you would otherwise have to go through. We not only get your content to your website, we get out your electronic newsletters and other communications as appropriate to your audiences, we plan and facilitate your working groups and your off-site meetings.

We are expert in the Joomla! open source content management system and are also fluent in WordPress. In addition, with our significant Government contracting background, we are expert in writing proposals and a broad range of analytical reports and deliverables.  Let us help you with your content!

Joomla button: It's all about content

Joomla! logoJoomla! is an open source content management system (CMS) that allows users to update and add content without extensive knowledge of html and web coding. This means that changes and updates can be made and reviewed immediately, rather than being sent to a web developer.  Business people are in control of their website contents!

Joomla! is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications including data reporting tools, inventory control systems, complex business directories, integrated e-commerce systems, product catalogs,etc. Joomla! is highly extensible, having more than 8000 extensions, most of which are either free under the GPL license, or low cost.This makes it quite a productivity tool for developers. The functions you are looking for can probably be implemented quickly and easily. 

The latest versions of Joomla! greatly expand access control granularity, category hierarchy, and other functions making it even easier to customize access to content for your site members, employee or customer groups, etc. Responsive designs work with the current proliferation of mobile devices.  Let us show you how!

Ursa Major has  more than 15 years web development experience including more than 6 years of experience with Joomla!   Ursa Major was one of the founders of the Northern Virginia Joomla! Users Group (JUG), and was an organizer of the very successful JoomlaDay DC 2010, hosted at Microsoft facilities in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dorothy Firsching is currently an officer of the JUG. Some of the very best Joomla! experts are available through the JUG and our contacts.  Contact us to discuss how Joomla! can meet your needs!

If you are interested in Joomla!, please join our JUG. Upcoming meetings can be found at http://www.meetup.com/novajoomla.

 

 

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